This site is intended for healthcare professionals

Go to /sign-in page

You can view 5 more pages before signing in

Hypersensitivity reactions (Type II)

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

Authoring team

In this form of hypersensitivity, the antibody that is produced in response to challenge with an antigen i.e. IgG or IgM becomes fixed to the surface of circulating blood elements.

The hypersensitivity reaction takes place intravascularly.

An example of this type of hypersensitivity reaction is seen in adverse reactions to blood transfusions.

Related pages

Create an account to add page annotations

Add information to this page that would be handy to have on hand during a consultation, such as a web address or phone number. This information will always be displayed when you visit this page